Karin Klein currently focuses on business development and corporate development at Bloomberg L.P. She puts over fifteen years of operating and venture capital experience to work by assessing acquisition opportunities, crafting strategy and forming new partnerships for Bloomberg.

Before joining Bloomberg, Karin was a Vice President at Softbank where she sourced new investment opportunities and worked closely with portfolio companies to help them build their businesses. Karin oversaw the firm’s review of new investments and provided post-investment assistance to portfolio companies and their management teams, with a particular focus on business development.

Prior to Softbank, Karin worked with the MC Group and Knowledge Universe, where she conducted strategic reviews of new investments in the media, education and technology sectors and partnered with management teams to develop and implement operating and growth plans.

Karin first developed her passion for building businesses when she co-founded an educational training program for children.

Karin graduated on the Director’s List with an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, and she has undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania – a B.S. from The Wharton School and a B.A. from the Annenberg School of Communications. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Karin is on the board of Buddy Media and the advisory board for O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 Expo New York and the Paley Center’s AllThingsMedia. She also enjoys speaking at conferences focusing on online media and entrepreneurship.